Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Every child matters at Brougham Primary School and we are committed to ensuring that all children are given the best possible opportunity to meet their full potential. Our aim is that all children, without exception, thrive at Brougham Primary School and experience a caring and stimulating environment in which they feel safe and secure, and where they can develop academically and socially.
We aim to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will help each child to achieve and have high self-esteem. Staff are dedicated to understanding the individual needs of pupils. We aim to work closely with parents/carers and outside agencies to identify the needs of pupils with SEND as early as possible and strive to ensure that every child identified with SEND has an equal opportunity to succeed.
Brougham Primary School is part of Ad Astra Academy Schools and we work closely with Hartlepool Local Authority to have a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and /or disabilities.
At Brougham Primary School Miss Tyerman is the SENDCo (National Award pending) leading a dedicated staff to ensure the needs of all children are met. She can be contacted by telephone on 01429 273663 or by email: Misstyerman@brougham.hartlepool.sch.uk
We aim to be inclusive for all pupils and parents/carers regardless of any additional need and disability. In order to achieve this we will:
- Work with parents / carers to identify and support any additional needs your child may have.
- Contact and work with outside agencies and ensure any recommendations are put into practice.
- Monitor the progress of all pupils.
- Remove barriers to learning so that all children can make progress.
- Create a learning environment where all children are valued and everyone’s voice is heard.
Hartlepool’s SEND Local Offer
The Children and Families Bill was enacted in September 2014. From this date Local Authorities (LA) and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) aged 0-25. The LA refer to this as the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
To access further information please use the following link: www.hartlepoolnow.co.uk
Hartlepool is currently a ‘Pathfinder Authority’.
The SEND Pathfinder Programme is testing proposed reforms to the current system of supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs and disabilities (SEND). http://www.sendpathfinder.co.uk
Hartlepool and Stockton’s Needs Led Neurodevelopmental Pathway
Information about support for parents: https://teesvalleyccg.nhs.uk/our-work/hartlepool-stocktons-needs-led-neurodevelopmental-pathway/
The Children’s Hub
The Children’s Hub provide information, advice and guidance on services and support for children, young people and families
You can contact the Children’s Hub by letter, telephone, text or email. If English is not your first language we can provide a translation service.
Child and Adult Services
Hartlepool Borough Council Civic Centre
Hartlepool Families First
Hartlepool Families First exists to improve the quality of health and life for children, young people and their families through a range of social, welfare and educational measures.
The organisation’s objectives, as stated in their constitution, are: “Provision of therapeutic, educational and stimulating toys and equipment, the preservation and protection of health and the relief of distress within family relationships, , in particular but not exclusively by the provision of a support and advice service and the promotion of good parenting practice and skills.”
Hartlepool Families First
6-7 Belle Business Park
Telephone: 01429 867016
Fax: 01429 818463